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Woman Somehow Subverts Security, Boards Flight In Orlando

(Orlando, FL-AP) – A woman without a ticket somehow made it past security and got on a Delta flight in Florida. Another passenger on the flight out of Orlando expressed her dismay to a flight attendant yesterday after she found a woman in her seat who wouldn’t get up.

Several flight attendants and the pilot couldn’t get her to move, so police were called. When authorities removed her, the officers and TSA agents discovered she didn’t have a ticket to begin with.

The woman’s actions and the security breach are both under investigation.

Riders On New Disney Attraction Stuck For More Than An Hour

(Orlando, FL-AP) – Riders on the new gondola ride at Disney World were stuck for more than an hour last night because of an apparent power failure.

No injuries were reported. Disney opened the new attraction in Florida that connects Epcot Center, Disney Hollywood Studios and Disney World together late week.

Gondolas travel about 60 feet off the ground at a speed of about 11 miles per hour.

Atlanta Beats Orlando With Magic Shot!

(SL) – Hector Tito Villalba scored a vicious volley from 35 yards out and Atlanta got stellar goal keeping from Brad Guzan to give Atlanta United FC a 1-0 victory over Orlando City FC at Orlando City Stadium on Friday in Florida.  The Five Stripes welcomed Guzan who had two spectacular saves late to preserve the win but it was Villalba who had a very pedestrian game until he scored the game winner in the 86th minute.

MLS_Atlanta_United_Orla(2)(1)The match was an equal match for the most part although Atlanta dominated possession 55% to 45% but City did out shoot United 14 o 8 but it was Villalba’s shot that counted in the end. Villalba received the ball directly from a throw in and found enough space to turn dribble and fire his shot past Orlando keeper Joe Bendik for the 1-0 lead.

Orlando City did not have a natural geographical rival until United entered MLS this year. The pre-match trash talking seemed to cross the line at times in the build up to the first ever meeting of the clubs but no major incidents were reported.

Atlanta used the win to solidify their 4th place standing in the eastern conference playoff race with 33 points; 6 points behind first place Toronto FC. The rematch is Sunday 4:30pm at Bobby Dodd. The match at The Bob is a sellout for United, it’s 8th consecutive and the last match before moving into Mercedes Benz Stadium in September.

President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

(SL) – President Obama spoke to the nation following the domestic terror attack in Orlando, Fl. 29-year old Omar Mateen, a security guard, opened fire in Pulse Nightclub – a popular LGBT club killing 50 people and critically injuring 53. Mateen had been on the FBI’s radar for a couple of years, but investigations left authorities with nothing to go on. Mateen’s father told MSNBC that Omar was extremely angry after watching two men kiss in Miami. His motives remain unclear but there is word that he was an ISIS sympathizer.

Watch President Obama’s statement:

Read the President’s full remarks:

Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder — a horrific massacre — of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city. Although it’s still early in the investigation, we know enough to say that this was an act of terror and an act of hate. And as Americans, we are united in grief, in outrage, and in resolve to defend our people.

I just finished a meeting with FBI Director Comey and my homeland security and national security advisors. The FBI is on the scene and leading the investigation, in partnership with local law enforcement. I’ve directed that the full resources of the federal government be made available for this investigation.

We are still learning all the facts. This is an open investigation. We’ve reached no definitive judgment on the precise motivations of the killer. The FBI is appropriately investigating this as an act of terrorism. And I’ve directed that we must spare no effort to determine what — if any — inspiration or association this killer may have had with terrorist groups. What is clear is that he was a person filled with hatred. Over the coming days, we’ll uncover why and how this happened, and we will go wherever the facts lead us.

This morning I spoke with my good friend, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and I conveyed the condolences of the entire American people. This could have been any one of our communities. So I told Mayor Dyer that whatever help he and the people of Orlando need — they are going to get it. As a country, we will be there for the people of Orlando today, tomorrow and for all the days to come.

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